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You could get a lot out of a Deloitte Federal, but it's not likely

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Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

I have been working at Deloitte full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Educational and Training resources are without parallel
There is flexibility in the types of projects - if you're proactive, have great timing, know the right people, and are in the right market segment.

Cons

Salary - New compensation model will erode base salaries and allow partners to "flex compensation" (their words, not mine) in lean times.
Experience hires are underpaid, and if you start low, you will ALWAYS be low compared to peers.
Best and brightest leave before they hit management - lack of true vision at upper levels means there is often little to anything left to learn from the Partners who stick it out.
Partners and "the firm" have high demands for Managers / Senior Managers; staff level, especially "Gen Y" level see this and have no desire to give up all free time for marginal raises.
Partners and SMs will make significant promises they can't keep and then forget them - you must get everything in writing as proof.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

First - if you are a Public Policy wonk or interested in focusing on federal policy or strategy work, this is not the firm for you. I've seen too many young consultants join the federal practice because they want to make or shape public policy. Deloitte may have this work, but I've never seen it. Recruiting needs to be honest with new hires about this - Deloitte Federal does operations and operational strategy, not public policy.
Second, in my experience, Partners and Directors have little interest in delivery. All focus is on sales and performance metrics. In multiple cases, I have seen partners prefer to play clean-up with clients after incapable Managers/Senior Managers have screwed up, rather than be proactive since it was a time and materials contract. Instead of solely giving lip service to the importance of client delivery, Partners should budget time for actual delivery review and client meetings, prior to the creation of final deliverables.

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    Current Employee - Tax Senior in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Career opportunities, senior management, culture and values,Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    compensation benefits, faster growth,inflexibility, less travel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2. Great work experience, but not enough work

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience and projects to work on. Many smart people and intellectual capital.

    Cons

    Too many extracirricular activies that are pseudo-required. I joined to be a consultant and deliver high quality to clients, not to be an event planner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Separate models to distinguish employees who deliver excellent value to clients and don't have a desire to participate in an excessive number of 'firm activities'.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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